Please use the prayers below for your own reflections this Friday-
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
The Lord is my pilot: I shall not drift,
he lighteth me across the dark waters;
he steereth me in the deep channels:
he keepeth my log.
He guideth me by the star of his holiness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I sail amid the hungers and tempests of life,
I shall fear no danger,
for thou art near me;
thy love and care, they shelter me.
Thou preparest a harbour before me in the homeland of eternity;
thou anointest the waves with oil;
my ship rideth calmly.
Surely sunlight and starlight shall favour me in the voyage I take,
and I shall rest in the port of my God for ever.
Source unknown, based on Psalm 23
May God Almighty direct our days in his peace,
and grant us the gifts of his blessing;
may God deliver us in all our troubles,
and establish our minds in the tranquillity of his peace;
may God so guide us through things temporal
that we finally lose not the things eternal.
Gregorian Sacramentary, 6th century